OLDIES SUNDAY: Sister Charmaine – No Disrespect (1990)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection is dedicated to Dancehall Artist Sister Charmaine who passed away on January 5, 2021. Before the many prominent Queens of Dancehall, Sister Charmaine was one who held that title proudly. Today we go back in time to check out “No Disrespect“.

Released through Leggo Records in 1990, Sister Charmaine did plenty name dropping on this one as she shares the difficulty in catching a break in music. In a rather humorous way, she calls upon artists like Papa San, Admiral Bailey, General Trees, Little Lenny, Professor Nuts, Lt. Stitchie, Flourgon, Ninja Man, and many more for assistance in making her career as successful as theirs. From borrowing a Benz, to performing Obeah, to learning certain songs and moves, Sister Charmaine believes these were some of the methods her fellow artists used in getting a “buss“. The song was not made to disrespect the many artists mentioned, but to give her audience something to laugh about, and showcase her versatility. The song was featured on the “Live And Kickin’” compilation in 1990. A song we believed took a cue from “No Disrespect” was Ce’cile’s 2000 single, “Changez” where she called out male deejays, but for a rather different topic.

Walk Good Sister Charmaine!

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.@BlvkH3ro & @OfficialWayneJ Give Us The “Original” Formula On New Track!


Kicking off the Friday with new music from Blvk H3ro and Wayne J with the track, “Original“! This marks the first release from the duo through the Delicious Vinyl Island Imprint. Produced by Kraiggi BadRasta for Bad Art Music, Blvk and Wayne tackle the Riddim like it was the Villain in a Kung Fu flick. Throughout the track, they pay homage to foundation Artists like Super Cat, Sugar Minott, Papa San, and many more.

Wayne J, who has been in the music business since a Toddler, is looking to cover more ground, and shake up the scene as a Teen Recording Artist. Be on the look out for more releases from him. Blvk H3ro on the other hand, is looking to celebrate 1 year since the release of his debut album, “The Immortal Steppa” come February 15, and has plans to release more tracks in the coming weeks. You can also catch him on the road as a part of The Wailers Trio.

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Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 5)


First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 5 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

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1. Addis Pablo (Suns Of Dub)

Famous Parent: Augustus Pablo

Occupation: Musician/Producer

Twitter/IG: @AddisPablo

Single(s): In My Father’s House, Far East Dub (Suns Of Dub)

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2. Jo Mersa Marley

Famous Parent: Stephen Marley

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JoMersaMarley

Single(s): Burn It Down, Light It Up (w/ Morgan Heritage)

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @ThirdWorldBand – 1865 (96 Degrees In The Shade) (1977)


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After a long hiatus, Oldies Sunday is back!

Today’s Oldies Sunday entry comes from the Reggae Band, Third World. Titled “1865 (96 Degrees In The Shade)“, this was a single of their 2nd album of the same name which was released in 1977 on Island Records. In the song they sing about the Morant Bay Riots of 1865 which resulted in the death of 400 blacks during the riot and 350 more through hangings which included National Heroes Paul Bogle and George William Gordon. The line “96 Degrees In The Shade” suggests the temperature on that day, real hot!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Chalice x Tiger x @IamPapaSan x Lovindeer – Dancehall Monic (1990)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Reggae band Chalice. Titled “Dancehall Monic” which was produced and released by the band in 1990, this was a song described as “Dancehall Music meets the Opera” as it had a Opera theme to it in the instrumental and delivery of the song. This song also featured three of the biggest entertainers at the time including Papa San, Tiger and Lloyd Lovindeer.

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Mixtape Movements: @DiscJockFifty – Eazy Medz Oldies Jugglin’


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Today’s mixtape comes from Jamaican DJ, Fifty and it promises to be a great one. Titled “Eazy Medz Oldies Jugglin‘”, this is a throwback reggae mix of some of the best songs from the 1990s. Featuring hits from Beres Hammond, Junior Tucker, Abijah, Chalice, Luciano, the late Garnet Silk and many others. This mix is so awesome for some of these songs brought me back to my childhood, especially the opening track (Dance Hall Monic by Chalice) and the Garnet Silk selections. Great collection for those who need to travel back in time though the hits. Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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WEB/Mobile – http://www.hulkshare.com/vwn6753x81s0 (Single File)

WEB – http://www.mediafire.com/?r8tn6d83xaafa4o (Tracked)

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